Lecture: Outstanding Scientific Impact: Formation and Performance Patterns of Scientists' Collaboration Networks


Location: McKenna Hall, Room 100-114

Brian Uzzi
Richard L. Thomas Distinguished Chair in Leadership
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Brian Uzzi is the Richard L. Thomas Distinguished Chair in Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management. His other appoints include, professor of sociology, professor of industrial engineering and management science at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, and Co-Director of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). His award winning and highly cited research uses social network analysis and complexity theory to model creativity, contagion, and outstanding human achievement. At Kellogg, he teaches courses on leadership, persuasion, and change management and has won 8 teaching awards, including teacher of the year 3 times. Brian speaks at conferences and advises major companies worldwide on building better networks, collaboration, innovation, leadership, and selling new ideas. His research on team science focuses on the rise of teams in the production of high impact science, the relationship between scientists’ networks and their creativity, and the role of on-line communities in creating and sustaining scientific collaboration.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by iCeNSA and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberals Arts’ Henkels Lectures with support from the College of Engineering, College of Science, Mendoza College of Business, Department of Anthropology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Economics and Econometrics, Management Department, Department of Physics, Department of Sociology, Center for the Study of Social Movements, Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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